Standards Development Organization Collaboration to Enhance Standards Alignment, Testing, and Measurement

To establish a mechanism for ongoing collaboration among ONC and various SDOs.

It aims to provide support to these organizations for standards and interoperability work within these organizations portfolio?s that is of mutual interest to ONC.

Additionally, it is anticipated that these
ongoing cooperative relationships could include specific work aimed at the range of different technical standards developed and maintained by these SDOs, how those standards align with other SDOs work, and how to measure the use of published standards.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - None.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Attn: Mera Choi and Carmen Smiley 200 Independence Ave, SW Suite 729-D Washington, DC 20201.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Health Level Seven International Inc. $ 20,000   2015-09-162020-09-15
National Council For Prescription Drug Programs, Inc. $ 200,000   2015-09-162020-09-15
National Council For Prescription Drug Programs, Inc. $ 120,000   2015-09-162020-09-15
Health Level Seven International Inc. $ 0   2015-09-162016-09-15
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds for this cooperative agreement can be used to provide a sub-recipient funds through a contract or subgrant.

Funds under this announcement cannot be used for the following purposes: ? To supplant or replace current public or private funding. ? To supplant on-going or usual activities of any organization involved in the project. ? To purchase or improve land, or to purchase, construct, or make permanent improvements to any building. ? To reimburse pre-award costs. ? Indirect costs should not exceed 8% of direct costs.

FY15 ONC appropriations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be a United States-based non-profit institution or organization, state or local government, agency or group.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The beneficiaries will include all health care organizations and patients using electronic health records.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

The Notice of Grant Award (NGA) is signed by the ONC Grants Management Officer. The successful applicants? Authorized Representatives will receive the NGA electronically from ONC. The NGA is considered the official authorizing award document. The NGA will include amount of funds awarded, the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement, the effective date of the award, the budget period for which support will be given, the total project period timeframe, and the total approved budget.

Deadlines

Sep 30, 2015

Authorization

Public Health Service Act and P.L. 109-149 Department of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and related agencies Appropriations Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals will be available if the applicant is able to successfully show progress towards achieving specified goals.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are available during the performance period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released through the Payment Management System.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reports will be developed by ONC staff prior to award of funds.

Federal Financial Cash Transaction Report.

Reports will be developed by ONC Project Officer prior to award of the funds.

Federal Financial Cash Transaction Report.

Reports will be developed by ONC Project Officer prior to award of the funds.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0130-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average of $100,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Attn: Mera Choi and Carmen Smiley 200 Independence Ave, SW Suite 729-D Washington, DC 20201.

Headquarters Office

Carmel Halloun 330 C Street SW, Washington , District of Columbia 20201 Email: carmel.halloun@hhs.gov Phone: 2027202919

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

A panel that may include both expert peer reviewers and Federal staff will review the applications to ensure that it meets the responsiveness and screening criteria outlined in this section. The purpose of this review is to determine if the approach and strategy are aligned with grant requirements. The detailed results of this review will be shared with the applicants upon request. The applications will be scored according to the following point system: 1. Discussion and Understanding of the Project 2. Technical Approach 3. Personnel Qualification and Past Performance 4. Management Plan 5. Budget Plan.



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